Morningstar Credit Ratings Assigns Preliminary Rating for LSTAR Securities Investment Ltd. 2015-6 (LSTAR 2015-6)

May 18, 2015, 13:21 ET from Morningstar, Inc.

NEW YORK, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC today assigned a preliminary rating to one class of residential notes from LSTAR Securities Investment Ltd. 2015-6 (LSTAR 2015-6), a resecuritization of previously issued residential mortgage-backed (RMBS) securities. The preliminary rating is based on information known to Morningstar as of May 18, 2015.

Preliminary Ratings (as of May 18, 2015)


Balance ($)

Preliminary Ratings

Class A



Class B



NR – Not Rated

The collateral backing the LSTAR 2015-6 notes consists of previously issued RMBS backed by seasoned Alt-A and prime residential mortgages. The rating of Class A reflects the credit enhancement provided by Class B and the quality of the underlying assets. Morningstar did not rate the Class B notes. The principal balance of the Class B notes represents the amount of overcollateralization with respect to Class A. The initial principal balance of the Class B notes is approximately 48.74 percent of the aggregate principal balance of the underlying securities, as of their distribution dates in April 2015.

For complete details about the preliminary ratings of this transaction, Morningstar's Ratings Bulletin is available under the RMBS tab in the Ratings Reports section at Morningstar could receive subsequent information that may result in final ratings that differ from the preliminary ratings.

Morningstar's "U.S. Nonagency RMBS Resecuritization Methodology" for new-issue ratings of a resecuritization of one or more U.S. nonagency RMBS transactions and the "RMBS Ratings Methodology," which details Morningstar's new-issue ratings and surveillance of U.S. RMBS transactions, are available in the Analysis and Considerations section at

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